1 Illustrated Edition 2 10 , 3 2013 16 2013 I am left STUNNED Incredibly, this one is the one to top when it comes to adventure history and pace ingenuity.
I ve recently noticed how much history is revered rightfully by the modern authors This is a different type of historical immersion This is about bringing it to the forefront something in the past is incredibly relevant, vital, to the present Everyone but me had read this, after Da Vinci Code that bitch of an overrated heathen I thought Brown was a phony in company of Nicholas Sparks, among others Not so This is a MASTERPIECE indeed I read this in like two sittings All 710 pages of oversized print.
I was soooo hooked I recalled many other lesser books that have riveted me This one is so incredibly B 70% Satisfactory NotesThe apotheosis of laugh out loud, so bad it s good writing, it s at first enthralling but descends into garish absurdity.
I read this after the drivel that is called Da Vinci Code I decided to give the author another chance, and take on something that maybe wasn t so formulaic No dice I am convinced that Dan Brown does absolutely no research into the subjects he writes about Or if he does, he decides it is not titilating enough for him so he makes it up I mean why even include actual real things in his books if he chooses to ignore any facts about them Opus Dei I doubt he could spell it Catholic Church Has he even read any history about the Catholic Church at all His descriptions of the Church seem to be based on whatever anti Catholic propoganda he could find, Chick Tracts, and superstition So it comes to no surprise that he has 2 massive bestsellers When I was in high school, I was group travelling across western Europe and in the interest of saving money, we forfeited airfares for rail and coach This meant aching backs, exploding bladders, and as much sleep as fifteen teenagers can muster while sitting bolt upright on a coach driving up a clay soil hillside with no crash barrier and overzealous air conditioning.
Driving up from Rome to Paris, intent on salvaging as much daylight as possible, we took the night train The night train Doesn t that sound like fun Doesn t that sound like a huge adventure Best sleep I ever had, I was told You ll love the night train I was lied to The night train was like a bad mood on rails In fact, just replace the word train with mare because that s pretty much what it was We were stacked four to a room the size of a coat closet and forbidden to open ou
Dan Brown writes trash, but sometimes trash can have a certain allure Sometimes trash sucks you in as you feel forced to reach the bottom of the rubbish pile and see what secrets it may be hiding And that s the strongest aspect of his writing, the pull Say what you want about the crazily outlandish plot that s built upon a nest of poor research and flat characters Say what you want about the anti Catholic undertones and the semi racist portrayal of the antagonist, there s no denying the intensity of the writing This is a real page turner, the kind that keeps you reading until three in the morning and makes you want to skip to the end of the book just to see what s happening And it s so entertaining like all good trash should be Critically spe